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One-off Workshops for Adults


Hand Printed Christmas Cards

Tutor: Fabiola Knowles £55, £49 concessions

Give your Christmas cards a personal touch this year. Spend a day creating your own design and printing it onto Christmas cards. We will be using relief printing techniques to create a printing block and stamps which can be combined to introduce a second colour to your hand printed and original cards. You will be able to take your blocks and stamps away with you to continue printing at home.
All materials will be provided but please bring a scalpel or small craft knife with a sharp blade. An apron and an old newspaper would also be useful.

Saturday 10 November, 10am - 3pm Book now

Wreath Making

Tutor: Becky Dunn £20, £18 concessions

This workshop is now sold out. Please contact the Box Office if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Join Becky Dunn for some relaxed creativity decorating wreaths for Christmas. Natural clematis wreaths and some fresh greenery, fir cones, dried orange slices, etc. will be provided. You are welcome to bring along your own greenery (holly, ivy, fir or laurel) and any other festive decorations such as ribbons, dried fruit, nuts, etc.

Saturday 1 December, 10am - 12noon

Make a Lampshade

Tutor: Marie Monro Tickets: £25

Tickets:  £25

Come and create a contemporary drum lampshade in this fun workshop suitable for all skill levels - so you don’t have to be able to sew! You’ll be shown how to create your own unique professional looking illumination. All tools and equipment supplied but please bring your own lightweight fabric at least 1m x 0.5m and 1m of trimming if desired.

Saturday 9 February, 14:00 Book now

Mid-Century Kitchen: Make a Handprinted Tea Towel

Tutor: Fabiola Knowles Tickets: £70, £63 concessions

£70, £63 concessions

To celebrate local heritage and tie in with our Vintage Kenwood project, we have arranged a special printing day. Artist and printmaker Fabiola Knowles, who will guide you through a creative process, from drawing to adapting your design for print.   Using a variety of printing techniques, you will create your own baking / kitchen themed tea towel with a mid- century vibe. Materials will be provided but bring along an apron or old shirt.

Saturday 9 March, 12:30 Book now

Pastels: Blooming Spring

Tutor: Robyn Cheyne Tickets: £20, £18 concessions

£20, £18 concessions

Celebrate the joys of springtime with the vibrant colours and distinctive forms of spring flowers. You will learn a wide range of techniques and tips as either an introduction to soft pastels or to improve your skills in this versatile medium. Tutor Robyn Cheyne will be demonstrating and offering support at all times. Suitable for all levels of ability.

Saturday 13 April, 13:00 Book now

Train as a Playwright


Are you a budding playwright based in Hampshire? We are partnering with multi-award-winning theatre company Papatango to offer a very special playwriting course from January – May 2019 – and it’s completely free! 18 writers will be selected take part in workshops on all the key elements of playwriting, becoming part of a writing network, and completing their own brand new play. One of the plays will then receive a staged reading at The Spring with a professional cast in the Langstone Room.

Papatango are one of the UK's biggest new writing theatre companies. Writers they have launched have gone on to win BAFTAs, OffWestEnd, Alfred Fagon and Royal National Theatre Foundation awards, premiere worldwide, and make work with the RSC, National Theatre, BBC and in the West End. Papatango's first book, Being A Playwright: A Career Guide for Writers was published in 2018 by Nick Hern Books. No prior experience is required, but participants are asked to attend all sessions on 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr and 25 May.

Find out more and apply for this special opportunity at

Saturday 12 January - Saturday 25 May, 10am